The Most Important Diet Modification of my Life

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When we bring up diet…oh yeah, happy new year, more FitCast podcasts coming this weekend!…OK, now back to the blog. When we bring up diet, most of the time it is in regards to fat loss or body composition. That is why when the general population says, “Hey Veronica, I am going on a diet” we can assume that means that person is trying to lose some unwanted... Read More

Kevin’s Supplement Rule Book

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Supplementation is how we cover all of the bases nutritionally. Don’t eat fish? Buy some fish oil. Never go outside, or live in Alaska (I hear you can see Russia for there)? Take some Vitamin D. They are called, “supplements” because we are replacing something we are not getting naturally. Proper supplementation can significantly benefit your health and help you keep up when... Read More

This is Why Your Diet Keeps Failing

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This post is going to cover some serious psychological stuff, but I will try to keep it as light and straight to the point as possible. Let’s discuss the #1 reason why so many (and possibly you) continue to fail when dieting. We, as fitness professionals, hear it all of the time, “I ate perfectly during the week, but I just had to have pizza during the game on Sunday.”... Read More

Six Tips to Dominate Holiday Nutrition

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Here we go boys and girls. I have heard that this is, “The Most Wonderful Time of the year.” And let’s be real, it is. Family, friends, food, PRESENTS!!!, Christmas movies (National Lampoon’s Christmas Vacation and Scrooged being my two favorites), and Grandma’s famous dishes that have been passed down throughout the family tree. If you don’t... Read More

What the Hell is in Your Fridge???

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When I was nine-years-old my family was rented a house that had a Sub Zero Fridge. And yes, to be honest, in 1995, the main reason I loved it was because it said Sub FREAKIN’ Zero on it! You know, like in Mortal Kombat… Well here are pictures just in case there is confusion: (Sub Zero the Killer…) (Sub Zero the Chiller…) OK, now that I got the obligatory... Read More

The Tools of Accountability

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We received an e-mail a few weeks back asking about ways to track progress and to enforce accountability. This goes along with the upcoming FitCast Accountability Blog/Contest, if you haven’t already give it a look and check it out. Use FitDay: One of the first tools I have found to be very effective is FitDay.com. FitDay is a free service that you can use from any internet... Read More

9 Things I Learned in 2009: Part 2

This is part 2 of the things I learned in 2009. It is going to be just 9 things (even though I learned countless things). If you haven’t already, read part 1 then hurry back! #6 If you are in a Position to Help Others, Do so. This is an actual conversation that I had with someone a few months ago: Dude: What is up with all of that stuff you have that says, “Lift Strong,”... Read More

9 Things I Learned in 2009: Part 1

Yep, it is another one of those, “things I learned last year” posts.  Hopefully I have some things that aren’t on those other lists, and at least you get to see a dude with abs on his back (so I guess Lumbar extension is OK!). I myself have been on a fat loss quest for about a year. Actually it was more of a body transformation as I was also able to go from a... Read More

Cheat With This: Orville’s Smart Pop Kettle Korn

By: Kevin Larrabee, CSCS It will eventually happen. You will cheat, no one is perfect. Diets tend to be difficult and appropriately so as your body is craving nutrients that you aren’t giving it due to the calorie deficit. If you are going to cheat you should at least minimize the damage to your fat loss goals. When I was a kid, we went through microwave popcorn like it was water... Read More

Cheat With This: Pork Rinds

It will eventually happen. You will cheat, no one is perfect. Diets tend to be difficult and appropriately so as your body is craving nutrients that you aren’t giving it due to the calorie deficit. If you are going to cheat you should at least minimize the damage to your fat loss goals. First up in this segment are pork rinds. Pork rinds are basically deep fried pig skin (still... Read More